Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1985-04-08
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Subject: GREATEST EVER BIG BOSS MAN!!!
Subject: OK, Please
This had good moments and then crumbled, a dissapointing end to a great tour with Hampton, Nassau, Portland, etc. as well. Let's keep the reviews honest folks,m some of these are simply ludicrous and damage the credibilty of the band/fans, we don;t need that.
If you havent seen the Dead live, or are a post-Touch of Grey era fan from '87-forward, please say so in the review as that will greatly help qualify the review so we can take it in the proper context. Thanks in advance for helping us with this.
Subject: honestly there are much better shows
It's just sad after hearing a show like this, to see all these rave reviews about how the band was "ON" and how Revolution was a "masterpiece". Wow, it honestly was a mess.
While the show certainly has moments (mostly in set 1), it's just dragging itself the rest of the way, sloppy, and with Garcia gasping for air.
Anyone uninitiated, reading these delusional reviews, then listening for him/herself will just have more fodder to claim that the GD are a joke and that the fans are clueless. Neither is true, though these reviews would lead you to think otherwise.
The band has put out a slew of wonderful shows and there are so many better ones than this (and better ones from this tour, too). This show may be worth hearing for some, but why do we keep claiming rave reviews for moments of total wreck? Emperor's New Clothes Syndrome perhaps?
Subject: The AUDventure continues...
Subject: Suspect Cumberland
Subject: Something special
Subject: A tale of two shows
Second set sort lags by comparison, dragging the overall rating down to a four.
Subject: S W E E T
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